Terms and Conditions


This ‘Terms and Conditions of Use’ document has been developed by The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia for use in conjunction with the SHPA website located at www.shpa.org.au. The SHPA website is owned by The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) and designed as an online information and reference site for members and other interested parties. 

Use of this website indicates your agreement with the Terms and Conditions, if you do not agree with these you are requested not to use the site. 
SHPA reserves the right to make amendments, alterations, additions and deletions from time to time to reflect the current Terms of Use. 

Privacy Policy 

View SHPA's Privacy Policy.

SMS Policy

  • Membership SMS: Messages that directly relate to SHPA membership (eg. membership renewal reminders)
  • General SMS: Messages include any ad-hoc promotion/advertising (eg. conference, grants, awards etc)

SMS communication will only be sent to the intended recipients (eg. members due for renewal, conference attendees or all members in the case of general SMS) who have subscribed to receive SMS communication. 

All members are automatically subscribed to SHPA SMS communication upon joining SHPA. Members can elect to unsubscribe from ‘general SMS’ communication at any time, either by replying to an SHPA SMS message with ‘STOP’, updating their communication preferences in the member portal section of the SHPA website, or by contacting SHPA by phone or email. 

If a member unsubscribes from SHPA SMS communication, they will no longer receive ‘general SMS’ communication. However, they will still receive ‘membership SMS’ directly pertaining to their SHPA membership (eg. membership renewal reminders). Members who wish to also unsubscribe from ‘membership SMS’ communication may update their communication preferences in the member portal section of the SHPA website.

SMS Privacy Policy

SHPA considers the privacy of members to be a priority. Therefore SHPA will never:

  • distribute or sell your mobile phone number to third parties without your consent except in strict accordance with applicable laws and regulations
  • directly market to you any services for which you have not indicated a specific desire to be informed, by any means, including by email, text message or call by mobile phone
  • distribute any personal information about you, including your phone numbers, name, billing information or any other piece of identifying information, except in strict accordance with applicable laws and regulations and/or where you have indicated your approval.

Membership cancellation and refunds

Membership fees are not refundable, nor can they be transferred. When you join or renew your SHPA membership, you are committed to be a member of SHPA for the remainder of the membership year. Instalments can only be cancelled at the end of the membership year.

Copyright Policy 

Copyright 2006 The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
Australian Company Number (ACN): 004 553 806
PO Box 1774, Collingwood, Victoria 3066 Australia

JPPR
Assignment of copyright to the JPPR is a requirement of publication. Articles may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without written permission from the publisher.

Authorisation to copy items for internal or personal use is granted by SHPA for users registered with the Copyright Clearance Transactional Reporting Service or Copyright Australia Limited. 

Website Interaction 

Inappropriate language or comments whether intended or by interpretation may not be posted to the website. You may not post material that is copyrighted to another owner on the website. Information sharing that occurs is on the basis that acknowledgement will be given to the original source of the information and will not be used or quoted out of the original context. You may not make any communication with this website or post any materials that contain virus or other harmful elements. 

Disclaimer 

The SHPA website contains guidelines, policies, procedures, information and various data which have been prepared by SHPA. Whilst the information contained on this site has been reviewed with due care, SHPA does not warrant or imply that the information is free from errors or omissions. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. 

The information presented on the website is made available on the understanding that SHPA, its employees and agents shall have no liability to the users for any loss, damage, cost or expenses arising from the use of the information through either action or inaction based on material on this site. 

SHPA provides links from the SHPA website to sites that might be useful information sources to users of the website. Providing this information in no way assumes responsibility for the content contained on those websites.


Event terms and conditions

Cancellation policy

  • Membership rate is only applicable if you are a member at the time of the seminar. Should your membership lapse, or if you resign you will be invoiced for the difference in registration.

  • Cancellations must be made in writing.

  • Cancellations received before 6 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. Non-members will be charged a $50 handling fee.

  • Cancellations received between 6 weeks and 1 week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee.

  • Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will NOT be refunded.

  • SHPA reserve the right to cancel a seminar or make changes to the program
  • If SHPA cancels or defers the event you will receive 100% of the registration fee but SHPA bears no responsibility for any costs incurred  (such as flights, accommodation, travel or expenses) or loss of income.
  • It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance cover for travel and accommodation.
  • Transfer of registration – as an alternative to cancellation your registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation or another event (if the chosen seminar is a higher cost you will be subject to further charges). A request MUST be made in writing to the Federal Secretariat prior to the event.
  • If you are unable to attend SHPA policy is that handouts can not be made available as ‘stand alone’ materials

Venue/Accessbility requirements

  • For special accessibility requirements for in-person events please complete the relevant section when registering online and this information will be forwarded to third parties.

  • SHPA are in no way responsible for any connectivity issues as a result of the participants internet connection or hardware issues or other external factors impacting the internet, that are out of SHPA’s control.

Catering/Dietary requirements

  • Please complete the necessary section when registering online. SHPA will notify third parties such as caterers/suppliers of any dietary requirements.

  • Whilst every care is taken to notify venues of dietary requirements, SHPA cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals, nor be held responsible for any adverse reaction. Any registrant who has notified SHPA of a dietary requirement should make themselves known to the seminar coordinator and/or venue staff upon their arrival.

  • Some dietary requirements such as Kosher meals may incur an additional cost which is the responsibility of the delegate. SHPA will notify you in advance.

Recording/Filming

  • Recording and/or filming is not permitted by registrants. Please note this event may be recorded for the SHPA website and/or photos may be taken for use in SHPA resources and publications.

  • Registrants are not permitted to record or film any part of SHPA events in any format including audio recording or video recording or through use of mobile devices for filming

Registration

  • Numbers are capped so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note the only way to guarantee a space is to register online. Please ensure you register prior to booking your flights and accommodation.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email then you are not registered for the event and will not be able to be accommodated on the day of the event. If you are following up on registration please ensure you contact the Federal Secretariat at least a week prior to the event.

Privacy Policy 

View SHPA's Privacy Policy

Disclaimer

The SHPA website contains guidelines, policies, procedures, information and various data which have been prepared by SHPA. Whilst the information contained on this site has been reviewed with due care, SHPA does not warrant or imply that the information is free from errors or omissions. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. 

The information presented on the website is made available on the understanding that SHPA, its employees and agents shall have no liability to the users for any loss, damage, cost or expenses arising from the use of the information through either action or inaction based on material on this site. 

SHPA provides links from the SHPA website to sites that might be useful information sources to users of the website. Providing this information in no way assumes responsibility for the content contained


Membership Terms and Conditions

Single payment 
If making an annual one-off payment, the total amount will be collected on or immediately after your membership application is approved or your membership is renewed, and you will not incur any administration fees.

Instalment payments
If electing to pay by either half-yearly, quarterly or monthly instalments, you agree you are liable to pay the full annual instalment fees as outlined on the website. The cumulative total of instalment payments is higher than the one-off annual membership payment due to administration fees: Join / Renew

When paying by instalments, you must enable the saved credit card and automatic payment options when processing your first payment. Your instalment payments will be processed monthly, quarterly or half-yearly from the date you complete this first payment. 

If an instalment payment fails, you will receive an invoice for payment. If payment is not received within one month of the due date you will be liable to pay the balance amount remaining on your 12-month membership.

After 12 months, your instalment-paying membership will automatically roll-over into the next year; SHPA will notify you of this via email in the month preceding your annual renewal roll-over.  

It is your responsibility to ensure:
•    you are authorised to request the debiting of payments from the specified account;
•    your nominated account can accept direct debits (your financial institution can confirm this);
•    on the payment date there are sufficient funds in the nominated account to enable debit payments to be made .

If you would like to discuss payment of your membership, please contact the Membership team at membership@shpa.org.au

Membership cancellation and refunds
Annual membership fees are not refundable, nor can they be transferred. When you join or renew your membership, you are committed to being a member of SHPA for 12 months. 

Instalment payment memberships can only be cancelled at the end of 12 months, or if you pay the balance amount remaining on your membership subscription.

To cancel your instalment-paying membership at the end of 12 months, advise SHPA when you are notified via email in the month preceding your annual renewal roll-over. 

Access to your membership benefits
SHPA members are granted access to all membership benefits for the period of their 12-month membership from the date their payment is processed (up to 5 business days after received). View SHPA Member benefits.
If you do not renew your yearly membership or do not complete your instalment membership payments within one month of the due date you will lose access to your SHPA member benefits.  


Please note:

  • SHPA's Specialty Practice: If you are a part of a Practice Group or Leadership Committee and your membership lapses you will no longer fit the criteria to be a part of these groups, you must have 12 months continuous membership to be eligible.
  • CPD Planning + Recording: If your membership lapses you will no longer have access to your CPD record or plan, to regain access SHPA membership must be reinstated. 
  • Events: Eligibility for discounted event attendance relies on membership status at the date of the event. If you require a revised invoice for an event due to a forthcoming change in your membership, please contact the SHPA Secretariat to avoid being invoiced the outstanding difference.

'March Membership Month' promotion terms and conditions

New member promotion: 10% membership discount offered during the month of March is applicable to new members only. Promotion runs until 11.59pm AEDT 31 March 2022. The offer is not available in conjunction with any other SHPA promotions. SHPA reserves the right to end the Promotion period without notice. The offer is non-transferable and non-negotiable.

Returning member promotion: Promotion runs until 11.59pm AEDT 31 March 2022. Offer can only be redeemed for Full Pharmacist membership. Offer is applicable to those with prior SHPA membership. The offer is not available in conjunction with any other SHPA promotions. SHPA reserves the right to end the Promotion period without notice. The offer is non-transferable and non-negotiable.